Free Concert Includes First Local Performance of Newly-Discovered Work
For Immediate Release
October 21, 2009
Victor Hill’s harpsichord recital on Tuesday, November 3, at 8 pm, will include the first local performance of a newly-discovered Suite in D Minor by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. The concert will be held at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and admission is free.
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre was a celebrated performer and composer at the court of Louis XIV. This Suite in D minor and three others were lost for nearly 300 years and have only recently been re-published by the Broude Trust of New York and Williamstown. The program also features three works of J. S. Bach, the Adagio and Toccata in G Major, Fantasia in C Minor, and Partita in D Major.
Hill studied in Amsterdam with the noted harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt and has played more the 900 concerts throughout the United States and in Europe.
The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission June 1 through October 31 is $12.50 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit clarkart.edu.